Effective Leadership in the Family Business

Paperback | December 15, 2010

byOtis W. Baskin, Craig E. Aronoff

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Identifying and developing leaders in a family business can be more difficult than traditional business.  How do you develop each child differently, how do you lead your sibling-- who in fact may be older than you?  Balancing the diverse demands of your business, your family, and your shareholders means taking extra effort.  Here authors Aronoff and Baskin discuss the different styles of leadership and what style might work with what family member—including the Directing Leader; the Coaching Leader; the Counseling Leader; and the Delegating Leader. 

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Identifying and developing leaders in a family business can be more difficult than traditional business.  How do you develop each child differently, how do you lead your sibling-- who in fact may be older than you?  Balancing the diverse demands of your business, your family, and your shareholders means taking extra effort.  Here autho...

Craig E. Aronoff is Co-founder, Principal Consultant, and Chairman of the Board of the Family Business Consulting Group, Inc., the founder of the Cox Family Enterprise Center and current Professor Emeritus at Kennesaw State University. He invented and implemented the membership-based, professional-service-provider sponsored Family Bus...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 8.32 × 5.57 × 0.26 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230111173

ISBN - 13:9780230111172

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction: Family Business Leadership is a Unique Proposition * II. Wanted: An Assortment of Able Leaders * III. Understanding the Demands of Leadership * IV. What Makes Leaders Effective? * V. Where Leadership Comes From * VI. Never Underestimate the Power of Family Leadership * VII. Developing Tomorrow's Leaders * VIII. Preparing Yourself for Leadership * IX. Following the Leader is Leadership, Too * X. Overcoming Impediments to Leadership * XI. Summary * Resources * SUggested Additional Readings * Notes * The Authors * Index

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"After 18 years in our family business I have never read any work that has so effectively and efficiently encapsulated the elements of effective leadership within family business.  Regardless of your aspirations, if you are associated with a family business you need to read Effective Leadership in the Family Business."  —Brian Graham, CEO, Nioxin Research Laboratories, Inc., Lithia Springs, GA "In my new position as vice chairman, I found this book to be an easy read, enlightening and inspiring.  Effective Leadership in the Family Business is about attitude, leadership, and family dynamics.  Family members will understand the importance of bringing the family, management, and owners together to "guide the business in accordance with the wishes of the owners and values of the family."  —Nancy Goedecke, Vice Chairman, Mayer Electric Distributing Co., Birmingham, AL "Reading this book will assist members of family owned businesses to gain valuable insight, and jumpstart the sense-making process within the family business enterprise."  —Steve Fazio, Fazio, Inc., Los Angeles, CA